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Where to Use Cannabis in Las Vegas


You walk out of a Vegas dispensary with a bag of premium, a top-shelf product under your arm. Good times are ahead!

Now comes the hard part: figuring out where to smoke weed in Vegas.

Of course, if you’re a Las Vegas resident and have a home to call your own, this isn’t actually a problem.

But if you’re visiting from out of town, things can get tricky. It’s really hard to find safe places to smoke weed. Nevada laws are strict about where you can and can’t use cannabis in Las Vegas. If you break those laws, you could wind up facing a hefty fine.

To ensure that you’re able to enjoy your cannabis and obey local statutes at the same time, here’s a quick guide on where to use cannabis in Las Vegas.

Here’s a List of Places Where You Cannot Use Cannabis in Las Vegas

● Casinos
● Hotel Rooms
● Inside of a vehicle (moving or stationary)
● Anywhere in public

If you’re caught using cannabis in any of these places, you could pay a fine of up to $600.

Here’s a List of Places To Smoke Cannabis in Las Vegas

● A private residence
● A private residence
● A private residence
● A private…well, you get the idea.

Again, this really doesn’t affect Vegas residents, but it’s a different story for tourists who can’t even consume cannabis in their hotel rooms. Where are they supposed to go?

Obviously, the big elephant in the room is the fact that tourists are just ignoring the law and consuming cannabis anywhere they can get away with it.

But there’s no need for that. There is, in fact, a legal solution to this problem!

Here’s How Tourists Can Legally Use Cannabis In Las Vegas

Airbnb-style platforms have arrived on the scene to provide tourists with  420 friendly rental accommodations. If you’re looking for such a place, check out The Travel Joint!

What About Cannabis Lounges?

There’s been a lot of buzz in the news lately over whether or not cannabis lounges will open in Las Vegas.

In case you’re not familiar with the concept, a cannabis lounge would function just like a bar; it’d be a legal establishment where people can consume marijuana.

Here’s some good news: the Legislative Counsel Bureau recently stated that, according to state law, cannabis lounges could legally operate in Nevada as long as

● The patrons of the lounge are of legal age (21 years or older)
● No one inside the lounge possesses more than the legal limit of cannabis

But don’t get too excited just yet. It’ll be up to local governments to decide whether cannabis lounges will be allowed to operate. And for now, Clark County commissioners want to hold off discussing the issue until December.

What do you think about the ban on marijuana consumption in public places? Should marijuana only be used in a private residence? Or should it be treated like alcohol – with designated places to consume it? Share your comments on the Essence Facebook page!

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